Mary Elizabeth Winstead Biography

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Quick Facts Of Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Celebrated Name Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Age 34 years old
Nick Name Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Birth Name
Birth Date 1984-11-28
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Place Of Birth Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Nationality American
Hair Color Brunette
Eye Color Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian
Current City Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.73 m
Horoscope Sagittarius
Net Worth $8 million
Religion Christianity
Father James Ronald Winstead
Marital Status Divorced
Mother Betty Lou Knight
Weight 57 kg
Body Measurement 36-26-37
Body Shape Slim

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a famous professional American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on NBC soap opera. She also appeared in TV series and films. She also came in horror series and made the significant and outstanding roles. Her singing career started in 2013. She did the music duo Got a Girl with Dan the Automator.

Early Life

Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born on November 18 1984 in the Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was born to James Ronald and Betty Lou. She is the youngest of five children. Her nationalty is American. She attended Peruvian Park Elementary where she took the advanced classes. She was a talented dancer and a singer. She also kept in ballerina and appeared in local ballet production. But then due to her height problem she left ballet as in ballet your body and height needs to be that way only your entire life.

Acting Career

1997-2004 Early acting credits

At this phase, Winstead appeared in production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat starring Donny Osmond. In this she made a brief performance but later one she gave many appearances. She got her first major role in Jessica Bennet in the NBC soap opera passion for almost one year. She also made many television series. She was offered a film role in A Cinderella Story but turned it down.

2005-2011 Breakthrough

Winstead did minor roles in indie comedy Checking Out (2005), then she took larger roles as a school senior turned the main antagonist in the movie Sky High. The film got released on 29 July 2005 and got favorable reviews. She also starred in horror movie Final Destination 3 as a lead actor. This was a commercial success but also receive a mix views from critics. She also starring at Black Christmas but received a poor review. By that movie only she was nominated for scream Queen at 2007 Scream Awards. She also appeared in Bobby in 2006. The films cast was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture but won Hollywood Film Festival Award for best cast. She was a naïve actress in Death Proof and Grindhouse. She also appeared with Bruce Wills in Live Free or Die Hard. It was highly acclaimed. She starred in lead role in Make It Happen. She also starred in Scott Pilgrim Vs the World. The film released on late 2010 but received poor box office. But she earned a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Actress Action. She had the lead role in the movie The thing. 

2012-2014 Indie-film Route

Winstead appeared in an independent drama named as Smashed. She also played the role in Abraham Lincoln. She also appeared in The Beauty Inside. She was also cast in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan II. It received a limited theatrical run in North America. She was casted in The Spectacular Now (2013), A good Day to Die Hard (2013), Alex of Venice (2014), Faults (2014), and Kill the Messenger. These all movies got favorable reviews.

2015- Present Television and Film Balance

Winstead had already been as a cast as a series regularly by January 2015. She was in The Returned (French drama), guest appearance in comedy Bang! Bang! as well as in civil rights drama Mercy Street. She was also headlined in 10 Clover field Lane and appeared in Swiss Army Man and the Hollers. She also appeared in comic thriller Brain Dead. She starred in third season of Fargo. It was also reported that she has got a lead role in the movie Gemini Man which will be released in 4 October 2019.

Singing Career

Winstead expressed her interest in singing but did not thought about the career on it. She sang for cappella covers of The Shirelles. She formed the duo for the band Got a Girl which released their demo “You and Me” on May 21,2013. She was also featured on the songs “The Agony” and “Look across the sky”.

Personal Life

Winstead height 1.73 m and weight is 57 kg. She has a perfect body. 

Winstead married Riley Stearns who was a film director and television writer on 2010. She met her at the age of 18 on an ocean cruise. But after three years she left him. She left him for actor Ewan McGregor.

Net Worth

Winstead net worth is estimated to be $6 Million. She lives in a luxury house.

Awards and Nominations

Winstead was nominated for Young artist awards (2000 and 2001) for Passion, Hollywood film festival (2006) for Bobby which she won, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2006) for Bobby, Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) for Bobby, scream Award (2006) for Black Christmas, IGM Movie Award (2010) for Scott Pilgrim vs. the world, Teen Choice Awards (2010) for Scott Pilgrim vs. the world, Independent spirit Awards (2012) for Smashed, Phoenix Film Critics Society awards (2012) for Smashed, Dallas International Film Festival (2013) for Smashed which she won, Daytime Emmy Award (2013) for The Beauty Inside which she won, Teen choice Awards (2016) for 10 Clover field Lana, Saturn Awards (2017) for 10 Clover field Lana which she won, Critics choice awards (2018) for Fargo and Saturn Awards (2018) for Fargo.

Did You Know?

  • In 2009 she was on 88 in 100 Sexiest Women in the World list by FHM's.
  • She like Cooking and Singing.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead was married to film director and writer, Riley Stearns, from 2010 to 2017.
  • Her favorite movies include, ‘The Shining’, ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Fargo’, and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ among many.
  • In 2013, she formed the music duo Got a Girl with hip-hop producer Dan the Automator.

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